"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Friday's Visible Migration

A good morning on the cliffs - very little variety but the tally of 1440 Meadow Pipits was the seventh highest count since at least 2001. All the highest counts have been in March or April. Note just 8 Redwings - a marked contrast to yesterday's total.

Hunstanton Cliffs (Norfolk, England)
Friday 21 March 2014   

Counting period: 6:05-8:05
Weather: wind SW3, cloud-cover 7/8, temperature 5 ℃
Observers: Chris Mills & Andy Brown
Dark-bellied Brent Goose-9Redwing8-Greenfinch2-
Marsh Harrier2-Mistle Thrush1-Goldfinch7-
Collared Dove8-Carrion Crow11-Linnet65-
Meadow Pipit1440-Starling3-redpoll sp.1-
alba wagtail sp.59-Chaffinch1-Snow Bunting1-

Totals: 1728 individuals, 18 species, 2:00 hours

Bold = Remarkable observation (scarce or rare species or large number)

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